Social media reacts to Fenerbahce v Braga Europa League draw

Fenerbahce drew Braga in the Europa League Last 16 draw today in the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzterland.

The Yellow Canaries have faced Portuguese opposition eight times in European competitions winning four and drawing four.

The Istanbul giants will not exactly feel like strangers in Portugal considering seven players speak Portuguese. Additionally head coach Vitor Pereira and his coaching staff also happen to herald from Portugal.

We took a look at social media to look at how Twitter reacted to the draw.

Fenerbahce fans appeared to be pretty pleased with the draw with reactions ranging from caution over not underestimating Braga to outright celebrations.

There was quite a bit of banter with some of the twitterati claiming that the Fenerbahce v Braga tie trumped the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture.

Obviously Fenerbahce v Braga is the biggest tie of the round followed by Sparta Prague v Lazio. Oh and there just happens to be the small matter of Tottenham v Borrussia Dortmund as well.


Fenerbahce vice-president Nihat Özbağı seemed confident with his sides chances – perhaps a little too confident.

There was also a lot of interest in the Braga stadium which looks as if it has a mountain protruding from one of the stands.

The Braga stadium is carved into the face of the adjacent Monte Castro quarry and is undoubtedly one of the most unique footballing arenas in the world.